Indiana State Archives

The Indiana State Archives is the official repository of Indiana government records of permanent historical and legal significance. It principally contains records generated by state government and state agencies, but also holds many county and local government records. Records of the executive, legislative and judicial branches begin in the 1790s and include papers of every governor; bills, acts and reports of the General Assembly; and proceedings of both the supreme and appellate courts. The lives of Indiana citizens are recorded in the many ways they intersect with government including military service, naturalization procedures, the state land office and state institutions. IUPUI University Library has collaborated with the Indiana State Archives to digitize the telegraph correspondence of Governor Oliver P. Morton, governor during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Online Collection: Civil War: Governor Morton Telegraph Books and Slips, Road to Indiana Statehood